Computer Science

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
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Breaking the Silicon Ceiling

Margo I. Seltzer, computer science professor, speaks about the gender gap in computer science at the event "Breaking the Silicon Ceiling" Friday. The event was held by the Women in Computer Science Advocacy Council as a launch for their online portal containing data and resources.

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
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Data Reveals Gender Gap in Computer Science at Harvard

Sixty-seven percent of women in computer science courses this year said they had one or fewer years of programming experience before arriving at Harvard, compared to only 41 percent of men, according to data collected by the student group Women in Computer Science

Student Jobs

GE's Move to Boston May Mean Opportunity for Students

​Harvard faculty members praised General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston as an opportunity for increased collaboration between the corporation and students.

Computer Science

Professors Ask Computers to Catch Cheating

Professors are more widely employing algorithms, from decades-old codes to ones created by instructors, as an automated means to detect plagiarism in student assignments.

Intro Courses STEM
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Covering Ground: Barriers and Entries to STEM at Harvard

Introductory courses act as both gateways and barriers into Harvard’s STEM-based concentrations, as low-level courses increasingly are tasked with catching students up to their peers.

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow’s Research Makes Hard Choices Easy

Research into computer organizational programs could make decision-making easier despite an increasing availability of big data, according to a presentation on Wednesday from Radcliffe fellow Shivani Agarwal.

WECode Conference
Computer Science

WECode Conference

Pooja Sankar, founder and CEO of Piazza, speaks to attendees of the WECode Conference in Northwest Labs on Saturday. WECode is the largest student-ran Women in Computer Science conference held each year.

WECode Conference
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WECode Conference

Attendees of the WECode Conference meet with professional mentors over lunch in Northwest Labs on Saturday. WECode attracted several professionals related to the tech industry, including keynote speakers from Piazza and Pinterest.

The Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival Performing Arts Showcase: “A Night of Tributes”
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Photos of the Weekend 02.28.16

WECode Conference
Student Life

WECode Draws Women Engineers From Across Nation

For the more than 400 women who attended WECode, the largest student-run conference focused on women in computer science, it may have been easy to forget the stark gender imbalance that exists in the field.

Female Computer Science Concentrators
Student Life

Female Computer Science Concentrators

Women in CS
Student Groups

Women in CS

Women in Computer Science members discuss life with a career in computer science at a Mentorship Tea Party in Lowell JCR on Wednesday. WiCS hosts a series of events throughout the semester for fostering a community of technically-skilled women.

Women in CS Tea Party
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Women in CS Tea Party

Priscilla W. Guo '18 discusses marriage at a Women in Computer Science Mentorship Tea Party in Lowell JCR last Wednesday evening. WiCS hosts a series of events throughout the semester for fostering a community of technically-skilled women.

Women in CS Tea Party
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Decoding Harvard’s Computer Science Gender Gap

Harvard's Computer Science Department, outside organizations, and recruiters at top tech companies are all making conscious efforts to hire more women and decrease the gender imbalance in the field.

Professor Harry Lewis
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Professor Harry Lewis

Harry R. Lewis ’68, professor of Computer Science and former interim Dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, had proposed to have a computer science concentration in around 1978.